Director of Media, Tinubu Campaign Organization, Bayo Onanuga, has confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has chosen Ibrahim Masari as substitute running mate to the presidential flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement today, June 18, Onanuga said that Ibrahim Masari’s name was submitted along with that of Tinubu in fulfillment of the regulation of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC)., saying that while he (Ibrahim) is not regarded as surrogate, “he is just holding forth.
“The electoral act stipulates that candidates have the window period to substitute up till sometime in August. Asiwaju will use that time to continue consulting with the party, governors and the president. He is taking his time and doesn’t want to rush it.
“Asiwaju Tinubu just wants to carry everybody along. Even the elections will take place in 2023 and the campaign wouldn’t start until September. The window period is still long. There is no need to rush anything about it.
“I think we have fulfilled our own part by submitting the name as required before the window of INEC deadline closes.”
The spokesman said that Ibrahim Masari once worked as a member of the National Working Committee when Adams Oshimhole was in charge of the APC executive.